South Shetland,South America

Europa was a cargo steamer laid down by Palmer's Engineering Company Ltd in Jarrow, and was launched in November 1890 for National Steamship Company in Liverpool. She was sold in 1907 to Atlantic Transport Company and renamed to Mobile, and four years later to the Norwegian company Aksjeselskapet Quilimane as Thøger. She was rebuilt to a whale factory at Framnæs Mekaniske Verksted and started sailing in the southern waters. Two years later she was bought by Haldor Virik in Sandefjord and renamed Guvernøren. While returning to Norway after the whale season fully loaded with whale oil she caught fire at South Shetland 27. January 1915. The crew had to abandon ship and she was written off as a total loss. The wreck is still visible on the surface with her bow pointing up above the waterline outside Enterprise Island.

Former names:
Europa, Mobile, Thøger
435,0 x 46,2 x 33,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5459 grt
Jarrow ( UK ) 1891
Sandefjord ( N )

64°32'24.0"S 61°59'54.5"W

Last updated: November 2020